Shakespeare In The Vineyard

Shakespeare In The Vineyard

Updated: Jul 30, 2019



The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company

will join us again in the Vinoklet Winery Amphitheater in 2019

for two performances (details below).

Bring your family and enjoy a Free Admission & Free Parking.

Food & Wine & Beer will be available

Sorry, no pets and,

Please no outside food or drink.


* August 17, 2019 7 pm / Saturday

Midsummer's Night Dream. (Vignette - Usually 1.5 to 2 hrs)

Live Performance at Vinoklet Winery & Restaurant

Bring a blanket or folding chair and enjoy the show on the beautiful hillside facing the stage.

Food, beer, & wine will be available outside for those that don't dine in the restaurant.

If you do choose to dine in the restaurant prior to the show we recommend making your reservation as early as possible to allow enough time to enjoy the Grill To Perfection experience. [click here to read more about Grill to Perfection]

The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company and Vinoklet Winery have been serving Cincinnati for approximately the past 30 years. Vinoklet Winery & Restaurant started it's humble beginnings in the mid 1980's when Kreso Mikulic Sr. purchased and old dairy farm in Colerain Ohio, cleared the land, and planted a vineyard, later Mikulic built and opened a restaurant in 1991. The Cincinnati Shakespeare company is celebrating 25 years of productions and


The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company has a long history of performing in the the Cincinnati Area, both in parks and at their own venue. You can show your support for the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company by purchasing tickets for on of their full length performances by clicking on the red feather below.

You can also read about the 25 year production of the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company below taken directly from the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company web-page: https://cincyshakes.com/production-history/

Contact the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company

boxoffice@cincyshakes.com | Phone: 513-381-2273

The Otto M. Budig Theater 1195 Elm Street Cincinnati, OH 45202

Production History


Cincinnati Shakespeare Company originally was incorporated under the name Fahrenheit Theatre Company. Beginning with a small grant in 1993, a group of young theater artists founded the FTC with the mission of producing Shakespeare and the classics for modern audiences. FTC produced five plays in its first season in various local venues, beginning with Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew at Gabriel’s Corner in Over-the-Rhine. Since that time, the Company has enjoyed rapid artistic growth, a loyal audience base, and critical acclaim.


In 2014, with their production of The Two Noble Kinsmen, Cincinnati Shakespeare

Company became one of the first 5 theaters in the United States to complete the canon. Learn more about those productions online here.


Get a historical perspective on Cincinnati Shakespeare Company and the productions we’ve staged.

Season Twenty Five (2018-2019)

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, & Jess Winfield A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart, Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim , Originally Produced on Broadway by Harold S. Prince 1984 by George Orwell a new play by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!) by Michael Carleton, James Fitzgerald and John K. Alvarez

Fences by August Wilson The Winter's Tale by William Shakespeare Macbeth by William Shakespeare A Flea in Her Ear a new version of Georges Feydeau’s farce by David Ives

Season Twenty Four (2017-2018) Now in The Otto M. Budig Theater

All Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare Dracula by Steven Dietz, from the novel by Bram Stoker The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Laura Eason, adapted from the novel by Mark Twain Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!) by Michael Carleton, James Fitzgerald and John K. Alvarez Guess Who's Coming to Dinner by Todd Kreidler, based on the screenplay “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” by William Rose Othello by William Shakespeare Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams Noises Off by Michael Frayn

Season Twenty Three (2016-2017)

All the Great Books (Abridged) By Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor The Diary of Anne Frank by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, adapted by Wendy Kesselman The Elephant Man by Bernard Pomerance Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!) by Michael Carleton, James Fitzgerald and John K. Alvarez

Henry VI: The Wars of the Roses, Part 2 by William Shakespeare Richard III by William Shakespeare A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry The Tempest by William Shakespeare

Season Twenty Two (2015-2016)

The Complete History of American (Abridged) by Adam Long, Austin Tichenor, and Reed Martin Cyrano de Bergerac based on the translation written by Anthony Burgess of the play written by Edmond Rostand Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller As You Like It by William Shakespeare Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!) by Michael Carleton, James Fitzgerald and John K. Alvarez Henry VI: The Wars of the Roses, Part 1 by William Shakespeare Emma by Jon Jory Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare Antony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare

Season Twenty One (2014-2015)

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, adapted for the stage by Simon Levy The Birds by Conor McPherson from the short story by Daphne du Maurier The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!) by Michael Carleton, James Fitzgerald and John K. Alvarez

Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett Little Women by Louisa May Alcott adapted for the stage by Emma Reeves The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare Henry V by William Shakespeare One Man, Two Guvnors by Richard Bean based on “The Servant of Two Masters” by Carlo Goldoni with songs by Grant Olding

Season Twenty

The 39 Steps adapted by Patrick Barlow from the novel by John Buchan from the movie of Alfred Hitchcock Oliver Twist adapted by Neil Bartlett from the novel by Charles Dickens Of Mice and Men adapted from the novel by John Steinbeck The Crucible by Arthur Miller Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!) by Michael Carleton, John K Alvarez and James Fitzgerald Hamlet by William Shakespeare Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard Henry IV: Part 1 & 2 by William Shakespeare The Two Noble Kinsmen by William Shakespeare Private Lives by Noel Coward


Season Nineteen

The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle adaptation by Steve Canny & John Nicholson Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird adapted by Christopher Sergel Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare Titus Andronicus by William Shakespeare The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!) by Michael Carleton, John K Alvarez and James Fitzgerald Richard II by William Shakespeare Dangerous Liaisons by Christopher Hampton A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare Encore Presentation: The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle adaptation by Steve Canny & John Nicholson

Season Eighteen

Bedroom Farce by Alan Ayckbourne A Man for All Seasons by Robert Bolt Macbeth by William Shakespeare Love’s Labour’s Lost by William Shakespeare Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!) by Michael Carleton, John K Alvarez and James Fitzgerald

Henry VIII: All Is True by William Shakespeare Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility a new adaptation by Jon Jory John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath adapted by Frank Galati The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare The Compleat Works of Wllm Shkspr (abridged) by William Shakespeare, Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Borgeson

Season Seventeen: What Lies Beneath

Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare Dracula by Bram Stoker adapted by Steven Dietz Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus by Jim Helsinger adapted from the novel by Mary Shelley Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!) by Michael Carleton, John K Alvarez and James Fitzgerald The Merry Wives of Windsor by WIlliam Shakespeare The Life and Death of King John by William Shakespeare Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen – a new adaptation by Jon Jory Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare The Two Gentleman of Verona by William Shakespeare The Compleat Works of Wllm Shkspr (abridged) by William Shakespeare, Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Borgeson

Season Sixteen: The Rules of the Game

Engaged by W.S. Gilbert The Lion in Winter by James Goldman All’s Well that Ends Well by William Shakespeare The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!) by Michael Carleton, John K Alvarez and James Fitzgerald Studio Series: Krapp’s Last Tape by Samuel Beckett and Miss Julie by August Strindberg – new adaptation by David French Othello by WIlliam Shakespeare An Ideal Husband by Oscar Wilde The Compleat Works of Wllm Shkspr (abridged) by William Shakespeare, Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Borgeson

Season Fifteen: Between Genius and Madness

Barefoot in the Park by Neil Simon Amadeus by Peter Shaffer Turn of the Screw by Henry James adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher Hamlet by William Shakespeare Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!) by Michael Carleton, John K Alvarez and James Fitzgerald Studio Series: The Seagull by Anton Chekhov – new adaptation by Tom Stoppard Timon of Athens by William Shakespeare The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare Arms and the Man by George Bernard Shaw

Season Fourteen: The Ties That Bind

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare Cymbeline by William Shakespeare Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus by Jim Helsinger adapted from the novel by Mary Shelley A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare Studio Series: No Exit by Jean-Paul Sartre and Endgame by Samuel Beckett The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams King Lear by William Shakespeare Long Day’s Journey Into Night by Eugene O’Niell

Season Thirteen: Hopes and Dreams

In 2006, the Company changed its name from Cincinnati Shakespeare Festival to the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company as a year-round arts organization that is proud to be a constant here in the Queen City with the continued support of loyal audiences, donors, and sponsors.

As You Like It by William Shakespeare Macbeth by William Shakespeare The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde The Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov The Tempest by William Shakespeare Studio Series: The Dumb Waiter by Harold Pinter and The Women of Troy by Euripides Greater Tuna by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, and Ed Howard

Season Twelve: Empire

Our Town by Thornton Wilder Titus Andronicus by William Shakespeare Private Lives by Noel Coward Antony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams Richard III by William Shakespeare Studio Series: Waiting for Lefty by Clifford Odets Summer Fling: The Compleat Works of Wllm Shkspr (abridged) by William Shakespeare, Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Borgeson

Season Eleven: In Love and War

Love’s Labour’s Lost by William Shakespeare All My Sons by Arthur Miller Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol by Tom Mula Henry V by William Shakespeare Troilus and Cressida by William Shakespeare Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee Summer Fling: The Compleat Works of Wllm Shkspr (abridged) by William Shakespeare, Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Borgeson

Season Ten

In 2003, Interim Artistic Director Nick Rose turned artistic leadership of the Company over to Brian Isaac Phillips.

The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare Dracula by Bram Stoker Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol by Tom Mula Hamlet by William Shakespeare Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard Pericles by William Shakespeare The Wars of the Roses by William Shakespeare

Season Nine

In 2002, Founding Artistic Director Jasson Minadakis turned artistic leadership of the Company over to Founding Company Member Nick Rose and longtime Company member Brian Isaac Phillips. The Company finished a major renovation to its theater space by installing more than 150 new seats, funded by a generous grant from the city of Cincinnati.

The Compleat Works of Wllm Shkspr (abridged) by William Shakespeare, Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Borgeson Macbeth by William Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train by Stephen Adly Guirgis The Gimmick by Dael Orlandersmith Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol by Tom Mula Beowulf: Doom of the Just by Brian Isaac Phillips and Matt Johnson The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare Tartuffe by Molière The Gingham Dog by Lanford Wilson

Season Eight

In 2001, the Young Company program was launched to give early-career classical actors a full year of training and performance with the resident acting ensemble. The Young Company members serve as our primary Education Ambassadors by performing in the popular Two Hours’ Traffic programs. Young Company members have gone on to work with prestigious regional theaters throughout the country.

One Flea Spare by Naomi Wallace A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare Fuddy Meers by David Lindsay-Abaire Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol by Tom Mula Arcadia by Tom Stoppard Othello by William Shakespeare Nocturne by Adam Rapp As You Like It by William Shakespeare The Beard of Avon by Amy Freed Chagrin Falls by Mia McCullough

Season Seven

In 2000, the resident acting ensemble of seven actors became full-time staff members. By paying actors a living wage, Cincinnati Shakespeare Festival allowed them to focus more exclusively on their craft and professional development.

Othello by William Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare Merry Wives of Windsor by William Shakespeare The Weir by Conor McPherson The Compleat Works of Wllm Shkspr (abridged) by William Shakespeare, Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Borgeson Macbeth (Educational Tour) by William Shakespeare Betrayal by Harold Pinter Macbeth by William Shakespeare The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare Lovers and Executioners by John Strand Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2, The Heart of a Man by William Shakespeare A Chance of Lightning by Joseph McDonough

Season Six

In 1999, Cincinnati Shakespeare Festival became one of the first Associate Members of the Cincinnati Fine Arts Fund, along with eight other local midsize arts organizations.

Hamlet by William Shakespeare A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare The Tempest by William Shakespeare Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare The Misanthrope by Molière The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare The Oedipus Trilogy by Sophocles Coriolanus by William Shakespeare

Season Five

In 1998, Cincinnati Shakespeare Festival moved into a small movie theater in downtown Cincinnati that was former home of The Movies, and converted it into a small thrust-stage theater with 185 seats, including 45 seats on the stage.

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare King Lear by William Shakespeare The School for Scandal by R.B. Sheridan The Wars of the Roses by William Shakespeare A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare Richard III by William Shakespeare The Two Gentlemen of Verona by William Shakespeare

Season Four

In 1997, the Company officially changed its name from Fahrenheit Theatre Company to Cincinnati Shakespeare Festival in order to clarify its mission and its relationship to other regional Shakespeare theaters. Also in 1997, the Company began offering its touring educational programs, including Shakespearience and Two Hours’ Traffic.

Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare Hamlet by William Shakespeare The Alchemist by Benjamin Jonson Othello by William Shakespeare Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Season Three

In 1996, Fahrenheit Theatre Company moved to the Fifth Third Bank theater in the Aronoff Performance Center in the heart of downtown Cincinnati.

Henry V by William Shakespeare She Stoops to Conquer by Oliver Goldsmith Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare Love’s Labour’s Lost by William Shakespeare Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare

Season Two

Fahrenheit Theatre Company produced five plays in its first season in various local venues, beginning with Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew at Gabriel’s Corner in Over-the-Rhine. Since that time, the Company has enjoyed rapid artistic growth, a loyal audience base, and critical acclaim.

Dracula: Seduction in Blood and Ritual of Blood by Cheryl L. Heath As You Like It by William Shakespeare Macbeth by William Shakespeare Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare

Season One

The Company originally was incorporated under the name Fahrenheit Theatre Company (FTC). Beginning with a small grant in 1993, a group of young theater artists founded the FTC with the mission of producing Shakespeare and the classics for modern audiences.

The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare Beowulf Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare The Color Wheel by Stacy Jordan Pershall Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare

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Vinoklet Winery & Restaurant, 11069 Colerain Avenue,  Cincinnati, Ohio 45252   |     (513) 385 - 9309 

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